StataCorp

Stata

4.5 / 5 13 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Stata is distributed in more than 180 countries and is used by hundreds of thousands of professional researchers in many fields of research. For more information, visit www.stata.com/disciplines


Average Ratings

13 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $198.00/one-time/user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • StataCorp
  • www.stata.com
  • Founded 1985
  • United States

About Stata

Stata statistical software is a complete, integrated statistical software package that provides everything you need for data analysis, data management, and graphics. Stata is not sold in modules, which means you get everything you need in one package. And, you can choose a perpetual license, with nothing more to buy ever. Annual licenses are also available.


Stata Features

  • Analytics
  • File Management
  • Forecasting
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Survival Analysis
  • Time Series
  • Visualization

Stata Reviews Recently Reviewed!

I've used Stata as a graduate student both in my own coursework and in teaching undergraduates.

Nov 07, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The freedom it gives me to customize outputs, as well as the ability to use external packages for different forms of data analysis.

Cons: For new users, the interface can be stressful. Error codes are not always very helpful. Default outputs are not aesthetically pleasing.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on November 09, 2017

We appreciate your feedback! Thank you.

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Stata is a very strong analytical tool. I keep learning about it each time I use it!

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: - Easy to share do-files.
- Keep learning each time I use it.
- Professional and well recognized in the research community.
- Regular updates, add-ons and new versions released with features for always more convenient use.
- Rigorous statistical/analytical tools, also very adjustable to one's needs.
- Help section is very helpful.

Cons: - Lack of free online courses available to improve even faster.
- Cumbersome tabulations export from Stata to MS Excel for example.
- Still expensive, but indeed worth the money.

Overall: Excellent software which makes analysis easy to conduct, and easy to replicate. A bit expensive so non-experienced analysts may prefer other free or less expensive tools. I really enjoy learning everyday about new Stata functions and tools and I am actually thinking in starting online Stata Corp courses to get a proper and well-structured training.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on November 08, 2017

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback!

Incredibly power big data analysis system that, though difficult to master, provides big results

Oct 18, 2017
5/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I used STATA SE, which is the large database version for an advanced statistics class extensively in college. As long as your computer has enough memory, STATA can take in vast quantities of data and very quickly provide complex graphs, will perform a variety of modifications for plotting a wide variety of regressions, analyze data from surveys, and will takes a variety of data inputs to use for the processing. STATA can analyze data sets across time, save your progress while you are working, sort and clean data, create dummy variables, and export your results. STATA is a fantastic program for research.

Cons: Coding the requested commands takes fairly extensive experience and practice. It usually takes upwards of 40 to 50 hours to master without any prior experience in STATA. Performing basic commands is a simple process with a guide, but interpreting the results can be difficult without significant experience with statistics.

Overall: -I was able to run trends for my college thesis on domestic and international terrorism growth and attacks. By using stata, I could create cross-time data sets to demonstrate trends in terrorism incidents from my collegiate database.
-I also used this system extensively in an advanced statistics class where we ran risk analysis profiles for various companies, looking for inconsistencies between anticipated growth trends and actual trends. We were able to run statistical tests to determine likelihood of certain events and easily determine the margins of error. We analyzed vehicular risk information, health risk information across different states, trends in international fishing companies, etc.
-The system is extremely powerful and can give the user strong evidence through analysis.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on November 08, 2017

We appreciate the review. Always like hearing from our users!

Delighted

Oct 06, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Almost everything. Although it has minor bugs, the amount of things that this program allows you to do is so extensive that you can quickly forget the mistakes. From simple mathematic operations to big calculations of multiple variables and different types of graphs. Besides, it allows you to save the structure of your work so the next time you have to do the same or similar you don't need to start from scratch.

Cons: Since it is a program that works using commands that you write on the sheet, you need to take your time to remember all of them. It's not a very big trouble, but still, some people that may not have a very good memory can find this a problem.

Overall: I use it almost every day to study many things. As a researcher in economy, it is my duty to try to find correlations between two variables to see if there is some kind of relation than can explain the behavior of the people in an economic context or the evolution of the economy, etc. This tool is fundamental in my PhD. Also, as a assistant professor of econometrics, I teach the students how to use this program, and I must say that some of them find it a little bit difficult to use. But through practise, the majority of them finally learn to use it properly.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on November 08, 2017

Your feedback is always appreciated!

Good enough

Oct 06, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a very professional software, it gives you a lot of possibilities and different functions. It works fast and has minor bugs. Sometimes it even gives you information even than you need.

Cons: Besides being estetically not very much attractive, it is complicated to use since it works by commands you have to write in the sheet instead of buttons that you press or something like this, which means that when you want to do something you first have to search for the command you need. This implies that either you learn and memorize them or search it at the moment, losing time in the process. If you are not a regular user, that can be bothering.

Overall: I use it on my work to obtain some statistics about our enterprise as well as about our field of work. It is useful, since all I need to calculate I can do it with this software.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on November 08, 2017

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback!

Does everything I need, mindblowing

Sep 21, 2017
4/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The incredible amount of things it does, and how facilitates my work. Just by entering the data and giving it the appropiate commands you can get marvelous results. Moreover, I don't need to remember all the commands since I can creat a sheet with all the commands in the order I want them and then just copy the data. The days of pain calculating things on paper are gone.

Cons: It is complicated to learn how does it work and all the commands that you can enter. I needed at least three lectures to start using it on my own.

Overall: I used it in the university but where I am currently working I don't need it. But I remember as a student how much this program helped me in calculating all the things I needed for my econometrics lectures. It as so useful and I am waiting for the moment I can use it again.

STATA has enabled me to conduct a variety of statistical tests in a professional and efficient way.

Sep 14, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: 1. Professional functionality and wide coverage of statistical methods and tools
2. Easy coding, it is also fast to find different tests by using your mouse to surf
3. Processing speed is fast compared to other statistical software such as SAS

Cons: 1. Cost is still too high for average college students, licenses need to be renewed periodically
2. Not much tutorial is available for new users to get familiar with the functionality
3. It is sometimes difficult and tricky to connect to/switch to other statistical software for data cleaning and organization

Overall: This software helped me analyze large amount of data and conduct statistical analysis very efficiently. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is interested in cleaning and analyzing large amount of data.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on September 15, 2017

Thank you for your feedback! It is always appreciated. Have you seen our Youtube channel? We have many short instructional videos to assist you. https://www.youtube.com/user/statacorp

Overall good experience using it.

Sep 07, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
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Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: 1. First and foremost, Stata is very easy to use.
2. Stata is good doing econometrics.
3. The interface is clean.

Cons: 1. Way too expensive.
2. Not so many "packages" for statistics and econometrics available like R.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on September 12, 2017

Thank you. Customer feedback is always appreciated!

Used for my Econometrics project, and it does the job

Jul 19, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: STATA 14 was absolutely the best tool (already tried R and Eviews) for my Econometrics project. We wanted to regress the average temperature in brazilian municipalities to find it's relation with the local income data. So we imported a 4.500 lines x 20 columns spreadsheet from excel, and the software did a great job helping us cleaning the data. Also, it ploted 2d and 3d graphics about our regression, helped modeling clustered heterocedastik model, using dummied and controls.

Cons: I think the GUI is a little outdated, but this is actually default in major statistical software. Other problem is the change in the name of some functions between versions.

Overall: It alllows beginners to implement more advanced econometrics methods, and also is capable of a more in depth customization of all functions and algorithms.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on July 19, 2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback!

Indispensable for econometric analysis

Jan 06, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: I have known this software in 2004 while I was a student of Math and Economics Faculty in university. The lecturer gave us a good knowledge and practice. After that I used it in my research activity, and then I trained others students and researchers how to use it. I must say this software helps realizing better statistics, especially multivariable analysis. The more you work with Stata the more you learn the potential of this software. Stata is good for scientific researchers in any field and for analytical departments in commerce.

Great for cross sectional and panel data

Dec 08, 2016
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: As an economist, STATA was always my go to software for cross-sectional and panel data. The commands are straightforward to execute and STATA supports most functions that one would use for econometric analysis. However, in more recent times, I have switched over to R as my software of choice, since R is free and has a more extensive library of functions.

Fantastic Statistical Package

Nov 10, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Great for statistical analysis, easy to use and learn commands

Cons: I wish they are more 'visual' about data presentations. For example, trying to read and clean up data can be rather annoying because interface for visual presentation is not so intuitive.

Overall: Stata is somehow more known among economists than among statisticians but I really don't see why it is - and why it should remain that way. Stata is comparable to SAS is many ways. It works in terms of commands as opposed to a 'real' programming/coding language. I have found Stata to be incredibly useful in terms of running regressions. If you are someone who likes to use multiple softwares (which I do, because each has their own strengths and can improve your workflow) - I like to view and try to understand my data on Excel since it's most visual, then clean it up, merge tables, etc in SAS, and finally run more sophisticated analysis on Stata

Great Statistical and Data handling tool

Jan 02, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Comments: It's really flexible tool.